Title Information Security Modular Training for SME
Project Number LLP-LDV-TOI-11-AT-0013
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Data protection issues are for ever present in our lives; nevertheless, many individuals are unfamiliar with these issues. Therefore on “Data Protection Day” 2011 the EC stated that awareness raising activities should be encouraged.
The benefits, which has been achieved with the implementation of INSEMOT SME:
1) The cross-border development of IS activities is important, as several laws in the EU vary considerably in terms of privacy, data-security, consumer rights and liabilities. Therefore we provided a multi-national information and training portal, in order to facilitate an enriched and speeded-up learning process by sharing, structuring and modelling a huge critical mass of informal expertise and tacit knowledge.
2) We did offer a tailored blended learning programme on IS for and their
Employees: we developed specific initiatives for SMEs/MEs, address the demand-supply mismatch identified and clarify their specific needs to encourage them to adopt better security services.
Summary The main problem of the INSEMOT SME project had been the lack of information and available further training in the field of data protection and Information Security (IS). This is a major problem for SMEs – and especially Micro-Enterprises (MEs; <10 employees) – where usually the owners themselves have to take important decisions regarding the information security systems for their firms. Therefore it had been highly recommended offering information and further training on IS to reach these important target groups by various EU institutions.
The general aim of our project was to provide owners of SMEs/MEs and their staff, with understandable and efficient information and a modular training on Information Security (IS) in order to meet their obligations under the terms of the legislation and to ensure their compliance. The cross-border development of IS activities is important, as several rights and approaches in the EU vary considerably in terms of privacy, data-security, consumer rights and liabilities. Therefore we did provide (1) a multi-national information and training portal, aiming to facilitate an enriched and speeded-up learning process by sharing, structuring and modelling a huge critical mass of informal expertise and tacit knowledge, e.g. to develop the understanding of legislation concerning data protection throughout the EU with focus on the 6 partner countries and our defined target groups. (2) We did offer a tailored blended learning program in the field of IS for SMEs/MEs and their employees, address the demand-supply mismatch identified, clarify their specific needs and to encourage them to adopt better and more advanced security services. The concrete outcome had been a modular training of about 40 training units: we planed 16 classroom units & 24 e-learning/self-study units in order to provide the target group with a flexible but efficient way of learning, which wasn´t too time consuming.
The consortium combined fields of expertise in VET, business consulting, labour market policies, curricula development, training and education, new media (experts in blended learning & open source portals) & information security. 17 partners had been involved in the project execution, whereas 7 institutions from 6 countries acted as the core partnership, which had been actively supported by 10 associated partners.
The main impact envisaged had been to raise awareness for information/data security matters especially for small and micro enterprises at national as well as on European level in order to provide this target group with solutions tailored to their needs, aiming to make their work environments more secure.
The aim we wanted to achieve regarding the LLL program was to encourage the cooperation between VET (mainly via the training institutions involved) and the world of work (see LEO-TraInno-7). The chosen consortium will grant for a sustainable exploitation of the products by using their contacts and networks at national and European level.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Financial and Insurance Activities
Transportation and Storage
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
material for open learning
description of new occupation profiles
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
open and distance learning
INSEMOT INFO-PORTAL: www.insemot.eu
The project recognises that the cross-border nature of Information Security activities is important, as many of the practices relating to privacy, data security, consumer rights and business responsibilities can differ from one EU country to another.
Consequently, the INSEMOT project has taken the form of a multi-lingual information and training portal, which has been structured to enable users to search for and acquire expertise and knowledge on Information Security and Data Protection issues throughout the EU, with a focus on the 6 partner countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain) and the defined target groups of SMEs and MEs.
INSEMOT MODULAR TRAINING
The INSEMOT project partners understood that the owners and staff of SMEs/MEs were busy and hadlittle time in their day to spare. The INSEMOT project did therefore adopt a modular training approach which comprised a blended learning mix of classroom, e-learning and self-study units. The outcome had been a programme of approx. 40 training units: we planed 16 classroom units & 24 e-learning/self-study units in order to provide the target group with a flexible and efficient way of learning, which is not too time consuming.
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